Want to try your hand at making your very own wedding cake? It’s not really that big of a deal. You may think that baking three-tier cakes is tough. Well, think again.
Three-tier or three-layer wedding cakes are very popular nowadays yet quite expensive with prices ranging from $500 to $700 dollars each. Fortunately, you can still enjoy a layered cake without having to pay a huge amount of money — that is if you are patient enough to create your very own three tier cake.
A tiered wedding cake will surely impress all your guests. To create one, you will need several ingredients including butter cream icing, light corn syrup, large angled spatula, a cake stand, a cake tier set, plastic dowel rods columns, cherubs or accessories, icing tips: #199 shell, #16 star, #3 round, cake dividing circle, a round cake board, and assorted round cake pans in graduated sizes.
The first thing that you should take note is that a tier cake requires two cakes while a three tier cake is made up of six cake layers. Start by putting the cake on the board then set it on the stand. Get the butter cream icing. You can make the mixture thinner by mixing it with light corn syrup. Using a large spatula, put a mound of icing on the cake and then spread it across to the edges. You can cover the side of the cake from the excess top icing. Smoothen the cake by spinning the cake stand while gliding the spatula over the frosting.
Remove the cake from the stand and then place the cake dividing circle. Put the cake back on the stand.
Use the icing tip #3 to decorate the sides of the cake with swags. Cover the thin #3 swags that you made by using the #15 tip to create zigzags.
Get the #3 tip and then make another thin swag to cover the zigzags. Pipe in some icing shell with the tip of #199 to complete the design.
Once the cake is complete, center the cake separator that is one size smaller than the lower layer, and carefully press the separator into the icing.
Get the dowel rod and place it on the lowest point of the cake. Position the separator plate on top of the tier. Align the cake tier properly before adding the final displays.
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